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On October 29 Fridaya super cyclonic storm hit the coastal districts of Orissa like Kendrapara, Jagatsinghpur, Jajpur, Bhadrak, some parts of Puri and Khurda and adjacent areas along the Bay of Bengal with a velocity of more than kmph.
The cyclone was so severe that it took the lives of more than 50, people and 10 lakh domestic animals. The cyclone, as reported by the Meteorological Department at Bhubaneswar, Orissa, was the strongest ever to hit Orissa, more powerful than the any other storms of other years, even than the cyclone that hit Kendrapara taking the lives of about 10, people.
As the epicentre of the cyclone was 5 mms. Away from Para dip Port in the sea, the port town Para dip was worst affected by this cyclone. The sea water from Para dip Port rose to such an unbelievable height that it inundated a large area extending upto Erasmus - a distance of about 22 mms from it.
The total area was under sea water about feet height and thousands and thousands people were drowned, hundreds and hundreds houses were perished and lakhs of domestic animals were washed away.
The worst affected were the fishermen who had gone deep sea for fishing and their family members remaining at the hutments at the beach that day. Nobody was expecting that severity of the storm would reach such an alarming alacrity. Neither the fishermen nor their family members were able to take a safe shelter.
Within some hours all were perished by the tidal wave that rose unto six to seven meters height. Large areas were inundated in the coastal regions. There was no road link and no electricity and other means of communications were disrupted for days together.
Ten coastal districts from Puri to Belabored were cut off completely for several days from rest of the country.
In the capital city Bhubaneswar itself, which is about 60 mms from the Puri coast helpless people became mute spectators to this ferocious and devastating agony of the nature.
Within a short span of time lakhs of trees were uprooted, electricity and telephone poles were flattened down and kootchar houses of slum dwellers were blown away like puff balls. There was no light, no water supply, no means of communication and no supply of day-to-day commodities.
The roads were blocked by uprooted trees and electricity and telephone poles. A total standstill situation prevailed in the capital city that continued for a week. Nights became calm and quiet without electricity amid deep den of darkness. The devastating cyclone though continued twenty two hours at a stretch and its ferocity subsided next day morning, but the effects of devastation remained as a scar even for next twenty two months to recover to normalcy.
Adding to the cyclone the river waters of Belabored, Mayurbhanj and Bhadrak districts rose to certain heights that the flood situation made the condition worst. Nearly ten million people or one-fourth of the population of Orissa spread across eleven districts had been severely affected and around 2.The Central Air Command is one of the five operational commands of the Indian Air Force.
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In , the Orissa Project was expanded into the Pratichi Primary School, housed in a multi-purpose community centre in the Nagari (Kiada) village, Erasama block, Jagatsinghpur District, Orissa. For the cyclone-ravaged, high-illiteracy interiors, it was the only available educational facility.